Maine Wildlife Park

Maine Wildlife Park, Gray: Hours, Address, Maine Wildlife Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Maine Wildlife Park
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
The Maine Wildlife Park is open for the 2019 season! The wildlife park is home to over 30 native species of Maine wildlife that cannot be released back into the wild. View moose, bears, big cats, eagles, owls, turtles, brook trout and more! Nature trails, nature store, picnic area, snack shack, visitor center.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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NHjo
Saco, ME3,259 contributions
The moose is the star attraction.
Aug 2021
We got there around 11, hoping to see the animals before they took their naps, but some were already sleeping (the bear) or either hidden in dark corners or camouflaged by greenery. We got a good view of the moose and cougar. Couldn't get a good view of the owls, but got close looks at the golden and bald eagles. The fisher cat was crazily racing back and forth and his cage. The grounds are nice -- lots of trees, a picnic grove with plenty of picnic tables, several pocket gardens, clear paths leading to the exhibits. We've been to some really nice zoos (San Diego, D.C.), but this was unique, especially because of the moose. Having lived in NH and Maine most of my life and driven thousands of times after dusk all over both states, I had amazingly never seen a moose before, except for a dead one by the side of the road in the White Mountains, so there's that.
Written August 29, 2021
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Jennifer G
1 contribution
Nice day out
Aug 2021 • Family
Lovely animal park. Clean. I really wasn't sure if my pre-teen son would like this, but he loved reading all the placards and learning about the different residents.
Written August 28, 2021
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Liz L
Long Island, NY159 contributions
Hidden Gem!
Aug 2021 • Family
Beautiful, relaxing walk with great views of animals! Reasonably priced, clean and inviting! It was magnificent being able to see a moose up close. The animals seemed well cared for with space to roam. The trail is flat and easily walkable in 1-2 hours. My 8 and 13 year old enjoyed the experience as did we. I highly recommend you stopping by if in the vicinity.
Written August 20, 2021
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pcywca
Saint Joseph, MO48 contributions
This was an unexpected gem!
Aug 2021 • Family
We were looking for some things to do in and around the Portland, Maine area. We decided to go here. What a great place to visit. Eco friendly environment. It’s a Zoo, nature trail, fish hatchery all rolled up into one. Plus, super educational! Would definitely recommend for families with young children.
Written August 10, 2021
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Jenessa G
Minneapolis, MN1 contribution
Sad Zoo
Aug 2021
It was a nice park with a nice variety of animals but the animals were so unhappy it was the most depressing day of our trip. The raccoon, porcupine, and fisher were pacing back and forth in the corner of the cages the entire time we were there. They had warn the grass down. The porcupine was chewing at the chain link fence trying to get out. Birds were in dark cages with no sunlight. Turtle was in a tiny space too. The zoo needs to put in more effort in making the enclosures larger and providing enrichment for the animals...
Written August 7, 2021
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Joy W
Oostburg, WI126 contributions
Wanted to see a moose
Jul 2021 • Family
We drove down for a day trip. The sign said people must wear masks in buildings but hardly anyone did. The park was nice with a good variety of animals. Some of the cages seem small for some of the animals
Written July 16, 2021
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Heather C
Attleboro, Massachusetts, United States13 contributions
Hidden gem-well maintained and great price!
Jun 2021 • Family
This place was a hidden gem. We brought lunch and had a picnic before visiting the animals and it was easy in/out to bring things to the car. It was also feeding time for the animals so we got a front row view of everyone as they are. The kids loved seeing the display of the bones, and feeding the fish.
Written June 24, 2021
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PaulN
Boston, MA76 contributions
Local wildlife and a good way to spend the day
Jun 2021
This wildlife park was a very nice attraction to visit in this part of Maine. It is basically like a zoo that consists of mostly local animals which for various reasons wouldn't have survived on their own in the wild. We were lucky to most aside from the hiding bear that we saw a patch of through the brush. It is sectioned by animal type with plenty to see. The animals were in good shape and everything seemed well maintained. There's an interactive / narrated guide on their website which can be pulled up on a mobile phone to use during the visit. It offers information about the individual animals and why they are there. Inexpensive to get in at $10 per adult or less for seniors and kids. They have special wildlife presentations and events along with a picnic area with tables to relax with the kids. I would definitely recommend visiting this if you're in the area or even to make a day trip out of it with other things to do and see nearby. We came here from Poland, ME and it was totally worth it.
Written June 15, 2021
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SkateGirl314
Cumberland, RI392 contributions
Saw our Maine Moose
May 2021 • Couples
Really wanted to see a moose during our visit so we took the trip here. Great activity to enjoy the outside and see some animals.
Written June 1, 2021
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Yams
New York City, NY6 contributions
DEPRESSING ZOO/ CENTER OF TORTURE
Oct 2020
BEWARE, this place is a ZOO, not a wildlife/rehabilitation park as they want you to believe. Most of the animals that live at this place are in distress, their enclosures are way too small, especially the one for the bears, the bobcats, jaguars, skunks, fisher and birds to name a few. The bird section is simply depressing, filthy, dark and very sad overall. It was heart breaking to see how these magnificent creatures are not being rehabilitated, they live in captivity, not in their natural habitat as they should! Most of these animals were looking at people in desperation, asking for help. The bears go up and down their miniature cages, I cannot even imagine what a torture it must be for them to live like that 24/7, they cannot run, exercise, socialize, they are alone and confined! The moose also lives alone, his only company are the trees. Animals are social creatures, just like us. They have the right to be free and enjoy life. Wake up people, it is time to show compassion for other living creatures and do not support any center of torture! Speak up for the animals!
Written December 25, 2020
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